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How to mount an ISO file in Linux

August 25th, 2008

Sometimes burning an ISO file to a CD-ROM just to access its contents is overkill, but there is another way.

As root, simply enter the following command, where ‘cd1.iso’ is the name of the ISO image file, and ‘/mnt/cd’ is an existing directory:

mount -o loop cd1.iso /mnt/cd
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